The City of Hopkins, in partnership with the Hopkins Business and Civic Association (HBCA) and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, is pleased to present Hopkins Artstreet.
Hopkins Artstreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original art works in an accessible setting. A collaboration among the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Business & Civic Association and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, this project is part of a long term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins and enriching the lives of its residents and visitors.
To view the sculptures, visit the Hopkins Center for the Arts Website. These six new pieces will be in place for one year (May 2017 to April 2018).
Pick up an Artstreet brochure with map and ballot at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, City Hall, Big Ten, or Frame Design, and then vote for your favorite. Voters age 14 and under can also pick their choice for a special children’s award.
Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take; his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy.
The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on locomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a recurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage.
Poey, a resident of Eden Prairie, is known for both bronze and stone sculptures. This bronze sculpture depicts the “Tree Pose,” a balancing pose in yoga which focuses on concentration, clarity of thought, awareness and balance of mind and body.
The sculpture portrays a human figure as growing upward like a tree from the planet earth, its arms like branches reaching for the sun.